Community Restorative Court

Following her arrest at East Towne Mall, Genele Laird was referred to a restorative justice program. If she successfully completes the program, Laird will avoid a felony conviction, which is a life-changer, especially for teenagers. more

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The Community Restorative Court is an alternative to the traditional judicial system for young suspects charged with some crimes. Steven Potter talks about his story with Dylan Brogan on WORT. more


​Dane County has some of the nation’s worst disparities in the criminal justice system. A possible solution is a new court, run by the community, not judges and lawyers. more